ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

"Danica learned to drive when she was nine, because that's when I got my fifth DUI", the mother character tells the camera.

Danica Patrick says she's become "the biggest Packers fan" since she started dating Aaron Rodgers. Fans will recall that Patrick climbed out of the race vehicle for the last time this past May at the Indianapolis 500.

This year, Simmons, along with four-time MVP LeBron James, was the target of Patrick's opener. She then revealed a picture of Fergie, who made headlines with her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star game. Athletes in the crowd looked uncomfortable or winced after some of her jokes, which also got a thumbs-down on social media.

Another person posted a GIF of comic Steve Carell grimacing with the caption: "These Danica Patrick jokes not all". I mean, Serena [Williams] didn't win Wimbledon, but my goodness, she just had a baby and she went to the finals...

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"I'm the best driver that my sport's ever seen".

After some groans from the audience, she said: "That's OK. Who does he think he is? Me?"

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is known for his personality, both on and off the field, which is why he was the flawless candidate to star in a video mockumentary with his girlfriend, Danica Patrick.

Host Danica Patrick also poked fun at some of Cleveland's own in her opening monologue.

  • Michelle Webb